Lording's Lock

This lock forms a continuation of the aqueduct and ajoining waterwheel. Unusually for a lock of this width (12 feet), it was fitted with a single gate at the head end. The gate pivot and hence the balance beam being on the offside (non-tow path side of the lock).

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The Offside (West) Wall of Lordings Lock under going repairs May 23, 2004, the day of the Lording's small boat rally. View looking South
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The Offside wall almost complete up to coping stone level on June 15, 2004. View looking North
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The nearside (East) wall being re-built on Sept 9, 2004. View looking North.
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The nearside (East) wall on March 12, 2005. View looking North.
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The offside (West) wall on May 22, 2005. View looking North. The coping stones are in position but most are not yet fixed.
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The top cill and gate recess with the aqueduct beyond on May 22, 2005. The brick invert is being re-pointed to minimise leakage.
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2007 - The lock and aqueduct filled with water lifted from the river by the water-wheel. Note the 2 metre depth indicator.
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Last updated Sat. 10 Nov 2007